Blogs about Mind Body

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
 What a person typically looks for from a personal trainer when they seek one out is typically different from what they look for from a yoga teacher. Just so the usual image of that a trainer looks and acts like tends to be different. Less so today, when there is so much overlap, with trainers starting to teach yoga, and yoga teachers offering individualized services that are more westernized than they used to be.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 • San Mateo, CA 94403
Monique Molino's Pilates, TRX Suspension Trainer, and Dance Blog
“Blink!... Blink!” ordered my ophthalmologist.  Two ophthalmologists checked my eyes for nearsightedness, complete with the eternal question, “Which is better? One? Or two?” Turns out I needed a daily dose of eye drops, especially working in windy Foster City. Otherwise I could see perfectly fine.
Monday, February 02, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
Most people who have enough resources to eat out from time to time have gone to a restaurant where the complexity and display of the food is more pronounced than its ability to nourish (or sometimes its flavor). This is a cultural dichotomy: simple comfort food, and food as art. My favorite meal is a cup of assam, an orange, some almonds, and a piece of bread. But I also enjoy paella and cassoulet. I just know I've been served food where breading and gravy and garnish is hiding a base that is dry and tasteless.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
A bicep curl is a movement where a muscle called the biceps brachii shortens to pull the forearm up into flexion. 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
While I'm not sure that I will be able to give you anything as good as last year's holiday/end of year 'zombie twinkie' blog ( http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ariadne-greenberg/the-requisite-holiday-survival-guide-because-of-course-we-will-be-running-from-hordes-of-zombie-twinkies ) I found a couple of handout s(while I was doing some end of year cleaning)
Monday, October 20, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
The idea of using pressure and friction on the human body for health and relaxation is not new. Massage was prevalant in the time of the Roman empire: if you went to the baths it would be common to have a body rub in addition to the hot and cold tubs. The Greeks as well had it, and before them the Egyptians and the Chinese, and the Indians. There are even some European cave paintings that suggest massage may date back thousands of years earlier. So the practices and the understanding of their benefits predate a lot of our modern medical science.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I think about and use shavasana (http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ariadne-greenberg/shavasana-and-meditation ). Since then I find myself thinking about, and talking to my classes about the beginning of the class. If in part Shavasana is the transitional pathway out of the physical practice, into the meditative practice, and then out into our lives, it is balanced by what we do at the beginning of practice, when we step on the mat. 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
To explain the use of shavasana in yoga I often use a particular set of images in my classes.